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    Bainbridge B. Rossiter, farmer; P. O. Casstown; born in Miami Co. July 18,1838; a son of Thomas W. and Elizabeth (Wesler) Rossiter, who were born in Pennsylvania; the grandparents were also natives of Pennsylvania; the ancestry on the father's side were probably from France; on the mother's side, from Germany. The parents, Thomas and Elizabeth, removed to this county in Oct., 1835, where they resided till the death of Thomas, which occurred in July, 1869; the mother is still living and is now 77 years of age. They were parents of seven children, of whom four are now living, viz., Melvina E., now Mrs. L.C. Manning; Byron P.; Mary A., now Mrs. D. Eyer, living in Iowa; and Bainbridge V. Mr. Rossiter lived with his parents till his marriage, which occurred May 20, 1862, when he was united to Catharine Eyer, daughter of Samuel and Esther Eyer, who were born in Pennsylvania, but located in this county at an early day. They were the parents of nine children, of whom four are living, viz., Sarah, now Mrs. Levi Simmons; David, living in Iowa; Elizabeth, now Mrs. William Howell, also in Iowa, and Henry. May 20, 1864, the second anniversary of their marriage, Mr. Rossiter's wife was taken by death. In April, 1867, he was united in marriage with Harriet Deweese, daughter of William and Susannah Deweese, who were natives of Virginia, but settled in this county at an early day. They were the parents of ten children, of whom three are living, viz., John, Mary A., and Harriet. By this union, they have three children - Elmer B., born May 26, 1868; Harry G., born Sept. 9,1871; and Marvin T., born Nov. 4, 1876. Thomas, the father of our subject, was a carpenter by trade, following this, more or less, for many years in conjunction with farming; but later in life, he took up the practice of medicine, which he followed several years, till, his health failing him, he retired from all active business. He was a very Christian worker, and organized the first Sabbath school ever held in Lost Creek Twp., of which he was Superintendent for many years. Mr. Rossiter, our subject, after his marriage, located upon the farm where he now resides, comprising 135 acres, with two good houses, barns and other buildings. Politically, Mr. Rossiter is a Democrat. He, along with his wife are members of the Christian Church, he having been a member for twenty years, and she for eleven years.

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